John Byrne caught up with some returned shows as well as a new US drama about people coming back from the dead. Does that constitute a theme?
Reviewed: Enlightened (Fridays, Sky Atlantic); Perception (Thursdays, Alibi); Resurrection (Mondays, Watch); The Graham Norton Show (Fridays, BBC One)
It's almost become a cliché that we're living through a golden age of television. Anyone who's got a story to tell that could do with more than the couple of hours or so that a movie provides, is swapping the big screen for the small one, and getting themselves involved in a ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 27 – Friday Oct 03)
Plenty of new and returning shows including Peaky Blinders and new US drama Forever – while it's goodbye to Imelda May, Ray Donovan and Cilla.
Pick of the week
Peaky Blinders, Thursdays, BBC Two
Birmingham crime boss Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) heads into perilous territory in the second run of Steven Knight’s acclaimed gangster epic. As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang and Shelby expands his legal and illegal operations. He has his sights set ...
Loads of new shows to pore over this week – including some US drama and two new Irish fly-on-the-wall documentary series about life in Ireland in 2014.
Reviewed: The Leftovers (Tuesdays, Sky Atlantic); Legends (Wednesdays, Sky 1); The Strain (Wednesdays, Watch); Connected (Monday-Thursday, RTÉ 2); Darndale: the Edge of Town (Mondays, TV3)
This time of the year is the most intense period for devoted telly-watchers as a batch of brand new and returning shows jockey for position, not just in the TV schedules, but for a place in people's lives. A good start, positive reviews, word of mouth and social ...
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead. Dates covered: Saturday September 20 to Friday, September 26.
Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen reportedly wants to return to the popular CBS show for the final show.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 13 - Friday 19)
John Byrne checks out the return of Boardwalk Empire, the latest from former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane, a modern take on a traditional Sunday night variety show, and Selina Meyer's ascendancy to the White House.
This week John Byrne takes in Josh Charles' departure from The Good Wife, the season finale of US comedy Silicon Valley - and new shows featuring Adrien Brody and Imelda May.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Sept 6 - Friday 12)